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Ilya Bryzgalov's 'why you heff to be mad' quote among new ‘Overwatch’ voice lines

One of hockey’s biggest memes has made into one of the biggest video games.

It is well known in hockey circles that former Anaheim Ducks goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov is a gold mine for quotes. Back in March he lightened up Sportsnet’s trade deadline coverage, but his most famous — and most quoted — exchange comes from his time with the Ducks.

Now, as a part of Overwatch’s Summer Games 2017 update, a character from the game has Bryzgalov’s famous, “It’s only game, why you heff to be mad?” quote that became an instant, and lovable, meme.

Thanks to Tumblr user cowboypda, we have a clip of the voice line juxtaposed wonderfully with Bryzgalov’s hilarious exchange.

The Overwatch creators really did their homework here, as fellow Russian countrywoman and noted tank Zarya uses the line. Sadly the line has to be unlocked with credits, but hockey fans will no doubt swarm at the chance to use one of the sport’s most memorable quotes in the heat of battle.

Overwatch’s Summer Games 2017 event runs from August 8 to August 29. Here’s hoping we can keep this homage to one of hockey’s greatest memes after the event is over.